The Proposed Regulations implement the extension of the
definition of "designated public office holder" (DPOH)
first announced in May 2010 to include members of the House of
Commons and Senate, certain staff of the Leader of the Opposition
in the House of Commons and certain staff of the Leader of the
Opposition in the Senate.
This will have a personal impact on these individuals
– estimated to be approximately 400 in number –
in that it will subject them to the five-year prohibition against
lobbying applicable to DPOH. However, it will also extend the
filing requirements applicable to consultant lobbyists and in-house
lobbyists who "lobby" DPOH's to include these
additional individuals. This will require an amendment to in-house
lobbying policies, procedures and training to ensure that
"lobbying" communications with these additional DPOH are
reported and the required filings made.
There is a 30-day comment period, but it is expected that the
Proposed Regulations will be finalized and become effective
A full review of the Lobbying Act and Regulations is
expected to occur this fall.
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